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About Levi Pennington
Levi Pennington was the son of Judge Abel Pennington, Jr. and wife Elizabeth Bolling or Bowling. He was born August 30, 1821 in Perry County, Kentucky, United States. He married Rachel Combs (1821-1908). She was the daughter of Samuel Combs and wife Nancy Ann Cornett.
Levi served as Captain of Company C, 7th. KY. Volunteers. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant under Sherman, and later received a field promotion to Captain. The promotion was confirmed by act of Congress but Pennington died in the "Battle of Vicksburg" during the Civil War, at Chickasaw Bluffs, Vicksburg Mississippi, before the paper work was processed. He was buried in an unmarked grave on the outskirts of Vicksburg.
He is sometimes referred to as Abel Levi Pennington also, but there is no documentation to support that name.
Child of Levi Pennington and wife Rachel Combs:
- Mary Magdalene Edwards (1852-1941), married Elihu Moses Edwards (1848-1929)
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